MORE is the successor group to the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).
During the sit-in, one of the Black activists threatened the white representative for MORE, saying, “We gon’, we gonna just **** you up.” (Expletive deleted.)
Apparently much of the money raised by MORE didn’t reach the local protesters.
In response to this protest MORE released a list of names and amounts paid out to protesters and protest groups who agitated and harassed police night-after-night in Ferguson last fall and winter climaxing in the torching and looting of dozens of local Ferguson businesses.
The list of over 80 groups and individuals was posted on Twitter by an irate protester.
Via Weasel Zippers:
MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) and OBS (Organization for Black Struggle) advertised for paid protesters in Ferguson.
Last weekend it was revealed that Ferguson protest leaders were being paid $5,000 a month to disrupt communities and inflame racial hate.
Shaun King was also in Cleveland:
King, who writes for Daily Kos, lied claiming the 12 year old boy, Tamir Rice, who had been shot by police after brandishing a toy gun, claimed that the police charged Rice with a crime after they killed him. Obviously, the point was to inflame, because it had nothing to do with the truth.
Deray was there a special friend, he was there with Dorian Johnson, whose lying in Ferguson spread the ‘Hands up, don’t shoot” myth.
Akiba Solomon of Colorlines stated, “More than 500 of us have traveled from Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Tucson, Washington, D.C., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and other cities to support the people of Ferguson and help turn a local moment into a national movement,” the Times noted.
“There’s absolutely no doubt that part of the reason that Ferguson flared up was because protesters were being paid to be there. That makes you wonder how many are being paid in Baltimore? How many more will be paid in the future?” The Right Scoop asked.
Protesters directed much of their anger against MORE director Jeff Ordower, former Missouri head of ACORN and ACORN’s Midwest operations, FrontPage Mag reports.
“The unpaid rent-a-mob operatives complain that MORE stiffed them the same way ACORN did to hired protesters throughout its 40 years of radical left-wing rabble-rousing,” FrontPage Mag reports.
The Kansas City Star estimates that the Ferguson riots, characterized as a spontaneous eruption of anger over the shooting of unarmed black criminal Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, cost the county $4.2 million.